Tuesday, January 31, 2017

But Did You Die?: Crashed JDM Mitsubishi Eclipse has the last laugh

Punch line at the auto auction. Hard to argue with JDM drivers bold enough to emblazon “But Did You Die” across their windshield. I ran across this demolished 3rd generation Mitsubishi Eclipse GT at Weil Wrecker’s auto auction in Birmingham, Alabama in December 2016. The battered black remains look to be a 2000-2002 model Eclipse, judging by the solid red tail lights. Not much was salvageable. Winning bid was only a few hundred bucks.

This Mitsubishi Eclipse provided seats for real crash test dummies.
The decal on the Mitsubishi Eclipse provided some uneasy chuckles at the wrecker yard auto auction.
Words to the wise
Hopefully the driver was flying solo and walked away. But, if he did have a co-pilot, at least they had ample warning about becoming a crash test dummy.

Be safe on the roads. Watch for decals like these. They may be your only warning signal that the driver is prone to questionable judgement.

Jody Potter
— Junkyard Life

A “But Did You Die” decal still visible on the bashed windshield.
Severe front end damage with the brunt being on the driver’s side.

Seat is poking out driver’s side window.
Seat is poking out the driver’s side window of the Mitsubishi Eclipse.

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